Saracens won’t prolong the salary cap scandal by appealing their sanctions, according to the British media reports.
The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times have reported that the Sarries are set to accept their 35-point deduction and the fine of over £5-million (US$6.5-million) for breaching the Premiership Rugby salary cap for the last three seasons.
The sanction follows a nine-month investigation by an independent panel, who adjudicated that the Premiership side had contravened the salary cap – which is set at £7-million a year.
This means if Saracens accept the 35-point deduction they will now be left on -22 points on the log, 26 points away from the Leicester Tigers, who are currently bottom of the Premiership table.
The decision not appeal is apparently because of the difficulties a new investigation would present as it would likely take a year making it difficult to retain players or sign new deals.
Are Saracens going to accept the £5m fine and 35 point deduction?— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) November 17, 2019
That's been the breaking news today, but how likely is it? 🤔
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